About Transkribus Credits

To make things easy, Transkribus works with so-called credits. Credits are all you need to work with Transkribus – you are completely free to choose which engine you use. The engine selected for each job only decides how many credits are used per page. With the calculator below, you can see how many pages you can process per engine with your credit-package. More about credits >>

Credits are all you need to work with Transkribus.

Every user gets 500 credits for free. Sign up now

Get free credits for thesis and teaching projects. Read more

Buy Transkribus credits

Select the credit-package and calculate the pages you can process with that package.

You can spend the credits on whatever combination you would like – the type of writing and the engine that you choose only regulate how many credits per page are used. You do not have to use all the credits on just one of the above options.

  • Regular
  • Member

On-demand

With this package you can process

120Pages
18 €

limited sharing and buying options

66 €

limited sharing and buying options

264 €
720 €
2160 €
5760 €
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Subscription

With this package you can process

300Pages
Special subscription 19,90 € / month

Enables you to use 300 credits each month. Credits do not accumulate.

Minimum subscription duration: 6 months

More info
16 € / year

limited sharing and buying options

59 € / year

limited sharing and buying options

238 € / year
648 € / year
1944 € / year
5184 € / year

All prices shown are including 20% VAT. At Checkout the VAT rate of your base country will be applied.

Members of READ COOP SCE are co-owners with a number of benefits including the discounts as shown below. Read more >>

Save 10%

On-demand

With this package you can process

120Pages
16 €

limited sharing and buying options

59 €

limited sharing and buying options

238 €
648 €
1944 €
5184 €
You must be logged in with an active membership for the discounts to be deducted automatically
Save 25%

Subscription

With this package you can process

300Pages
Special subscription 15,90 € / month

Enables you to use 300 credits each month. Credits do not accumulate.

Minimum subscription duration: 6 months

More info
13,5 € / year

limited sharing and buying options

49,5 € / year

limited sharing and buying options

198 € / year
540 € / year
1620 € / year
4320 € / year
You must be logged in with an active membership for the discounts to be deducted automatically

All prices shown are including 20% VAT. At Checkout the VAT rate of your base country will be applied.

Need professional support from our developers?

Are you a student?

The support of future scholars is one of our core values. Therefore, we offer the Transkribus studentship programme. You can get free credit packages for Transkribus handwritten text recognition for your thesis project. Just send us a short description of the bachelor, master or PhD project you are working on and provide some background information about yourself.

Are you a teacher?

We would like to help the next generation of digital scholars as much as we can. To do this, we also aim to support those who teach them with free credits. Feel free to send us a short description of your current or upcoming course, webinar, programme or workshop, regardless of the kind of school, university or event, and provide some background information about yourself.

How to manage credits in Transkribus

Everything you need to know about the management of Credits in Transkribus. 

The credit manager

Managing your credits in Transkribus is as easy as buying them. You can view and organize your credit account in Transkribus using the Credit Manager Dialog. You can find the button to open at the bottom-right of the Collection Manager.

The Credit Manager button in the bottom-right of the Collection Manager

Your free credits

Right from the start, you will find a free credit package in the Credit Manager Dialog’s “My Credit Packages” table on the left-hand side, which shows all packages owned by you.

Credit Manager dialog

Your balance

Besides the balance of the package, i.e. the number of remaining credits in that package, another important value is the “shareable” property. The free package is non-shareable, meaning that only you can use it for recognition services.
At the bottom right of the table you can see the overall balance of all your packages. An overview on how many pages can still be processed with any of the services is accessible via the calculator button (to show this data on a per-package basis, you can right-click the package and select “Show details…”).

Credit Manager dialog

Credit consumption

Once you start a particular job, e.g. a recognition run using CITlab HTR+, the required amount is automatically booked and subtracted from the package. In case the job is cancelled or the processing failed on specific pages, i.e. no transcription was stored, the amount accounting for the missing pages is returned to the package.

Package details dialog

Shareable credits

Not all credits are sharable. With the packages “120” and “500”, we offer more affordable but at the same time limited packages. They can only be bought once a month and cannot be shared. Larger packages come with full sharing functionality and do not have a monthly buying limit.

Share credits

For any “shareable” credit packages that you have you can authorize others to use them for recognition jobs.
For this, the users must be added to the respective collection with a role that allows them to start recognition jobs, e.g. “Transcriber” (see also How To Transcribe Documents with Transkribus on how to manage users in collections).

The right-hand side of the “Credit Manager” dialog shows the credit packages assigned to the currently loaded collection in the “Credit Packages in Collection” table. You can assign your shareable packages to the current collection by selecting them in the “My Credit Packages” table and clicking the right-arrow button between the two tables. Analogously, you can remove your packages from the collection by selecting them in the “Credit Packages in Collection” table and clicking the left-arrow button. 

Any recognition job that is started in this collection will then use credits from packages linked to it. If none are linked or all of them are depleted, credits from the packages owned by the user who started the job are used.

Assigning shareable packages to a collection

Splitting Shareable Packages

In case you do not want to transfer a complete package to one collection, you have the option to split it up into one or several smaller packages which can themselves be assigned to different collections.

For doing so, right-click on the package in the “My Credit Packages” table and select “Split package…”. In the following dialog you can select the number of packages you want to create as well as the amount to be transferred to each of those packages.

Splitting a package